Apple Writer III is a computer program that transforms your Apple III computer into a sophisticated word processor. With it you can easily create, edit, store, update, format, and print memos and contracts. You can prepare documents of any length and complexity. For instance, you can use Apple Writer III to write letters, reports, even books. Apple Writer III can save you many hours of typing and quite a lot of paper because it lets you correct and rearrange a document without retyping. But what makes Apple Writer III special are its advanced
features. With it you can:
Represent phrases (such as the names of companies, clients, and so on) with single characters, then fetch each phrase by typing the character that represents it;
Use the numbered keys to the right of the regular keyboard on the Apple III to issue commands;
Split the screen into two separate displays to compare and move text;
Reformat an entire document easily;
Format footnotes automatically.
WPL automates word processing. Programming in WPL is covered in the Apple Writer III Word Processing Language manual. The Apple Ills Sophisticated Operating System is called SOS (pronounced sauce") for short. It controls the Apple III and its periphierals. You can use Apple Writer III to edit VisiCalc models and QuickFile reports. Apple Writer III also includes the Word Processing Language (WPL), a simple but powerful computer language that makes it possible for you to completely automate many complex word processing tasks. By running the WPL programs that are included on your Apple Writer III disk, you can automatically
print hundreds of personalized form letters
print several documents together as one
count the number of words in a document
move files from one disk to another.
If you like, you can also write your own WPL programs to suit your particular word processing needs.
Apple writer III creates SOS text files. The fie management functions of the Sophisticated Operating System, or SOS, are included in Apple Writer, so you can use it to create and edit SOS text files for use with other application programs, such as VisiCalc. If you have Apple Speller software, you can use its handy spelling ability without leaving Apple Writer. Apple Writer III can print to any printer that is connected to your computer.